Space, Place and Class Struggle


Thursdays, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

May 7, 21, 28, June 4 and 11



A new course with Lisa Maya Knauer

One of the ways that capitalism has extended its dominion over our lives is by conquering—or attempting to conquer — space. This includes the more obvious land grabs like the enclosures and colonial expeditions but also more endemic processes like turning land into a commodity, and less obvious means like urban design, architecture and public policy. This class introduces some key Marxist, feminist and critical race writings about space, and explores the gender, race and class dynamics of struggles over space—from the Paris Commune to Take Back the Night Marches to the Occupy movement.

LISA MAYA KNAUER has been involved in Marxist education in New York since 1977. She was a founder of the NY Marxist School, and taught classes on a variety of topics from Marx’s Capital to radical women’s fiction. Currently she is a tenured radical at a public university. In addition to her participation in the Marxist Education Project, she works on immigrant workers’ rights and indigenous resistance movements in Guatemala.

Suggested donation: $65 to $85 / $10 per session • No one turned away for inability to pay


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